STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) preschool activities!

Science:

Fizz —

Fizzy experiments require chemical reactions of ingredients, making them an ideal choice for preschool science. Preschoolers will love watching the baking soda and vinegar fizz up! Add food coloring to incorporate some color-learning fun!

Pumpkin Fizz

pumpkin fizz STEM activity
Pumpkin Fizz

Make pumpkin fizz from baking soda, white vinegar, and orange food coloring!

Superhero Fizz

Make your own Superhero Fizz with supplies you have at home!

Volcano Eruption

make a volcano eruption STEM activity
Preschool Volcano STEM activity

Five Senses–

-APPLE 5 SENSES ACTIVITY:

5 Senses apple activity

using our 5 senses are key to the scientific process, conducting experiments, and making observations.

Engineering

Marshmallow Construction — Preschool STEM Activity

Marshmallow and Toothpick Construction–

-ENGINEERING: preschoolers learn basics of creating a structure.

-MATH: build one-dimensional shapes with the marshmallows and toothpicks, such as a triangle , square, and a hexagon. Then build 3-dimensional shapes, such as a cube or a pyramid.

FROOT LOOPS TOWER–

STEM activity -- Froot Loops Tower
Preschool STEM — Froot Loops Tower

Build your own Froot Loops Tower as part of your preschooler’s STEM activities!

-SCIENCE: a fun (and yummy) way to learn colors.

– MATH: patterns and sequencing are important math components for preschoolers to learn. By making Froot Loop Towers, they can experiment with patterns by putting the cereal on the spaghetti noodle in different sequences.

STACKING CUP TOWER–

STEM activity -- make a cup tower
Preschool STEM — Cups Tower

-ENGINEERING: building towers out of cups is a fun way for preschoolers to grasp the building blocks of engineering. Preschoolers learn about building a sturdy base that can support the tower.

-MATH: patterns using different colors are early math skills. Counting cups and sorting them into color groups are foundational skills for math success.

Build an Edible Cereal Rainbow

build an edible rainbow activity

Make a free-standing rainbow out of marshmallows, a pipe cleaner, and cereal. This a yummy and fun STEM activity! https://imaginationsrunningwild.com/2022/03/15/edible-cereal-rainbow-activity/

-SCIENCE: a fun (and yummy) way to learn colors.

-MATH: patterns and sequencing are important math components for preschoolers to learn. With this activity they can experiment with patterns by putting the cereal on the spaghetti noodle in different sequences.

-ENGINEERING: constructing a free-standing rainbow requires applications of building skills.

Math

CRAFT STICK SHAPES–

STEM activity -- shape building
Preschool STEM — learn shapes with craft sticks and cups

-MATH: learning shapes and counting how many sides each shape are important preschool math skills to learn.

Apple Counting–

Preschool Apple Counting Activity

Download apple flashcards and tree page to have your own apple counting fun 🙂

GRAPHING–

Construct one of the themed-dice, roll the di, and teach your preschooler about graphing under the disguise of a fun game! Which color will reach the top first?

Unicorn Graphing: This unicorn graphing STEM activity is so much fun that your kiddo won’t even realize that it is math! We call it our unicorn game 🙂  My son and I take turn rolling the dice and placing our color tiles on the graph. 

Bug Graphing: Which bug will you role the most? Graph your dice rolls with colored tiles that match each bug and see which bug reaches the top of your graph first.